Central Arkansas Offers Texas High’s Tevailance Hunt
Tevailance Hunt picked up his second scholarship opportunity in a 24-hour span Thursday.
Central Arkansas entered the mix, the junior Texas High receiver announced through Twitter, and joined Louisiana Tech in the early contest for his service.
Hunt (6-2, 180) caught 36 passes this past season for 701 yards and 10 scores in 11 games. He was part of a team that posted a 10-0 regular season record, but the squad got upset as a first-seed in the first round of the Class 5A Division I state playoffs.
Texas High is going through a transition. Star quarterback Cade Pearson enrolled at North Texas for the spring semester, fellow receiver Quan Hampton departs in May for Kansas, starting running back Devuntay Walker is headed to Midwestern State and head coach Barry Norton left the program last month to take the Texarkana (Ark.) Arkansas High job.
Those circumstances make Hunt perhaps the school’s most valuable returning piece of personnel. Without Hampton eating into his receiving numbers, it’s a safe assumption Hunt’s numbers will increase as a senior if Texas High comes up with a serviceable replacement at quarterback.
Central Arkansas fell into a defacto Southland Conference championship game last season with then-No. 1 Sam Houston State the final week of the regular season. Sam Houston State handed the school its sole Southland loss in that game and demoted its regular season record to 9-2.
In spite of that blow, the Bears program received an at-large bid into the FCS playoffs and advanced to the second round before meeting their end against then-No. 3 Eastern Washington, which continued on to the semifinal round.
Central Arkansas did not land an East Texan this past recruiting cycle, but it will have two local players on its 2017 roster in former New Boston offensive lineman Hunter Lee and former John Tyler offensive lineman Adrian Harris. Both of those guys will be sophomores this year.
Hunt, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2018.